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POOLVILLE, TX

POOLVILLE, TEXAS. Poolville is at the junction of Farm roads 3107 and 920, eighteen miles northwest of Weatherford in northwest Parker County. It was established in the early 1880s and named for a large pool of water just east of the town. Postal service began in 1883. In 1920 the town's population was estimated at just over 500. After the Great Depression the population slowly declined. Poolville had 350 residents in 1950 and 230 in 1980 and 1990. By 2000 the population rose again reaching 520.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

John Clements, Flying the Colors: Texas, a Comprehensive Look at Texas Today, County by County (Dallas: Clements Research, 1984). Gustavus Adolphus Holland, History of Parker County and the Double Log Cabin (Weatherford, Texas: Herald, 1931; rpt. 1937). Kathleen E. and Clifton R. St. Clair, eds., Little Towns of Texas (Jacksonville, Texas: Jayroe Graphic Arts, 1982).

David Minor

Citation

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

David Minor, "POOLVILLE, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hlp40), accessed July 13, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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